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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2008 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

Excellent! CPW is just our man. Somehow I think of cheech and chong everytime he posts (hope he doesn't read this, and though he is much better looking--hold it right there!--his early days pics somehow remind me of that duo doing the "Dave's not here" bit...).

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 7, 2008 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

I was watching the Jonas Brothers on The Tonight Show a week ago and for a minute was impressed, these new teen idols (up for Best New Artist Grammy) were actually playing their own instruments...

and then the camera pulled back and you could see a back-up trio on guitars and bass standing in the shadows.

The latest studio tech and even live mixing of the top acts now has smoothed out any wrinkles, and flat or bent notes are rare as hen's teeth.
But there's so many nets, if they're on a tightrope does it matter if they fall flat?

The soundboard mixer just slides the pre-recorded click track up and softens what they're actually playing, unless one of the players actually hits the correct note...
in which case the mixer pushes the live track for that instrument up.
At least that's what I've been told how it's done for top acts onstage now, by Cyril Jordan.
He may be right, as crazy as it sounds.

isn't that what's great about live Dead - that they hit "wrong" notes and kept on going?

Listen to the Lovely Sour Distortion throughout the high energy "Morning Dew" from the Carousel BallroomPhotobucket1/17/1968

Notes were made to be squished, not perfected.

Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Dec 7, 2008 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

even worse, rack mounted modules to "correct" the pitch of voices, or for that matter, any instrument

individual expression sacrificed for the sake of near absolute equal temperament...as much of a donnaphobe i am, i wouldn't wish it upon anyone

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 7, 2008 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

the ultimate idol super girl group (if all parties were alive & well):

Donna (No question. The whole deal wouldn't be complete w/o Donna anymore than the Grateful Dead could have played w/o her for all those years!)

Linda McCartney (The under-appreciated, unsung and underrated underbelly of the post-Beatles Paul period, when Macca replaced Lennon with Linda's unbelievable abilities.)

Serena (Samantha's sexy cousin on Bewitched. Quentin Tarantino, when he hosted Saturday Night Live, proclaimed to be "the single greatest moment in television history": Serena’s rendition of "I’ll Blow You a Kiss in the Wind" in the episode "Serena Stops the Show." )

Samantha (temp. fill-in for Serena but unable to perform together) (The "If'n Song" was her less than golden moment.)

We'll need a producer - leader - mentor -vocal coach for the group.
Mrs. Miller even in her prime would have had a bit too much seniority, so the choice is obvious:

Mrs. Howell (who performed so well with Ginger and Marianne on Gilligan's Island singing "You Need Us"... better in fact than her younger castaway cohorts!)

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Dec 7, 2008 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

i think you're puttin me on about the first two (?)

don't remember Serena...seriously, is she worth keeping my eyes and ears open for?

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 7, 2008 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

here it is midnight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3cFkXSgfjg enjoy!!!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 7, 2008 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

That's cool that you looked Serena up and posted the link -
I hadn't thought of searching on youtube, after coming up empty handed earlier today trying to find Natalie Merchant and 10000 Maniacs performing "Like The Weather" on SNL...

they must have that clip sealed up in Ft. Knox behind more doors than CONTROL has for Get Smart!

Here's another sexy Serena bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih33oDNem1s&fmt=18

mirror link to above clip

here's a Bewitched clip that might get a chuckle from those who recall the Dead's "Touch Of Gray" promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWyGA5QP4mg&fmt=18

alternate youtube link

Julie Newmar (Catwoman) could be in the group if Donna bows out;-) and Edith Bunker could provide the high harmonies!

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 7, 2008 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

no problem cream puff war been following your recon for a few years now !! in the light of the great spirit !! peace!! and thanks!! your the early day man!! with great advice on these early shows!! i'm on that bus!!! dont stop that train!!! :) tye dye snowmen in the east!!! :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2008 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips Vol 2; CLIFF would die of happiness...

That's a keeper, CPW:

"But there's so many nets, if they're on a tightrope does it matter if they fall flat?"

And, glad that C&C ref didn't offend...

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